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fighting in afghanistan. shortly, president obama will leave the white house and head here to the capitol, where he will make the afghan announcement as part of the state of the union address. a new cbs news poll out tonighte pr finds the president's job approval rating at 52%, but he gets poor grades on his handling of the economy. while 45% approve of the job he's doing, 49% disapprove which is why the economy, with unemployment at 7.9%, will get a lot of attention tonight. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, democrats briefed by the white house tell us there will be specific new ideas from president obama, some he's never proposed before, to increase wages and boost federal investment in manufacturingar research. there will be other initiatives as well, and we are told the president will make it clear to congress, if it doesn't act, he is prepared-- at least in someress cases-- to use executive authority.se the president's speech will begin and end with a focus on the economy. in one excerpt, mr. obama will say, "every day, we should a aske ou
you. >>> tonight, president obama will call for a worldwide reduction in nuclear weapons when he delivers his first state of the union address of the second term. speaking to congress and the american people, the white house says mr. obama will focus on the economy, outlining plans to create jobs and grow the middle class. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. yeah, we're going to hear it all tonight. this is largely considered a political pep rally to many, but every word is going to be highly dissected. we will hear, of course, about the middle-class jobs and the economy. also the newer things, the social programs the president's pushing for changes in in immigration and gun control and then the familiar themes like energy, education, and infrastructure. all of this delivered before a still sharply divided congress. president obama comes here to capitol hill tonight to fulfill his constitutional duty to inform congress about the state of the union. >> you will hear in the president's state of the union an outli
president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will remain the focus of the evening speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> this is the core emphasis that he has always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the mill class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio out of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulations. some high-profile guests will attend tonight. they include tim cook the ceo of cupertino-based apple invited by first lady michelle
their on ideas. president obama is putting improving the economy front and center in his state of the union address. >> if you work hard and everybody gets a fair shot and shake, everybody plays by the same set of rules, and if we did that together, our nation will be stronger. >> reporter: the president is giving the annual speech before congress and the american people with unemployment hovering around 8%. drastic cuts in domestic programs and military spending are also getting ready to sock the economy if the president and congress can't reach a deal to stop them. >> first thing many of us will be listening for tonight is the president's plan for controlling spending and replacing the obama sequester. >> reporter: the president will make room in his speech to address north korea's nuclear test and plans to announce that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. president obama is also expected to speak about new gun laws. with many victims of gun violence in the chamber, some of those victims stood at a senate hearing ear
. >> reporter: experts say this timing is not coincidental. the test comes before president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address. but domestic issues will likely remain the focus of this evening's speech. the president is expected to call for more money for clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the core emphasis that he always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same, which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class, the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulation. and some high-profile guests will be on hand for the state of the union address. they include tim cook, ceo of cupertino-based apple, invited b
big story tonight, for all intents and purposes, president obama's second term begins in about one hour. that's when he will deliver his state of the union address. giving us an idea of his agenda for the next four years and the resistance on capitol hill. >> mr. president! >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: no hints from the man himself but it's clear that tonight's speech will focus primarily on improving the economy and creating jobs. >> everyone will see that if we work together that we really will have a robust future. we can build the middle class. >> reporter: on the opposite side of the aisle it's an appetite for deficit reduction and spending cuts. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he has lost over the last four years on each of these issues, he will start tonight. >> reporter: and an indication of america's bitterly divided politics, the president's speech will be followed by two responses. an official republican response from florida senator marco rubio and rebuttal to tha
all day. >>> president obama will announce a year from today, the united states will have 34,000 fewer troops in afghanistan. >>> all that -- >> the westminster dog show is back. >> to keep mice from overrunning their mistress's boudoirs. >> top ten questions on the application to become a "sports illustrated" swimsuit model. >> how would brent musburger describe you. >> >> clint's son colin stole the show. >> colinkohl pope benedict xvi announced his resignation. >> what will he do for work? he could become the walmart greeter. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." north korea defied the country again, the foreign ministry is threatening measures of greater ear intensity. >> bill plante confirmed president obama will discuss the during nuclear test during his state ofnion add the union tonight, the president will say it merely isolates north korea even more.t the north says it tested a de lighter miniaturized nuclear device underground. margaret brennan is in washington good morning. >> reporter: the u.n. security council is meeting n
effects. neighboring nations like south korea and japan are currently on high alert. president obama issued a statement calling the latest nuclear test a threat to u.s. security and international peace. in his statement, he says, quote, the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. even china voiced their opposition and it's no secret that this is a widely condemned move. the u.n. security council will hold a closed-door meeting this morning to discuss the nuclear test. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> 4:32 now. the latest developments in north korea will likely make national security a bigger part of president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will probably be the main focus of the speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the president's
's wrong with the company and president obama mrs. pelosi, steny hoyer and top harkin, all prominent democrats have all said "we don't have a spending problem in this country." they think what's wrong with our country is we tax too little. well most americans watching today, bob don't think we have a trillion-dollar deficit for four consecutive years because we taxes too little. they know it's because we spend too much. >> schieffer: but isn't what you're saying, governor, what people say is wrong with washington. here we go again. governor barbour says it's all the fault of the democrats will and the president says it's all the fault of the republicans and i want to know where there is some ground rathe 22 sides could get together and get something done. is there such a place? >> you're going to see on the sequester-- i believe you're correct the sequester will go into effect. >> schieffer: you do think? >> i do, and there are a lot of republicans that don't like parts of it, but they understand we've come to a point where we've got to take action about spending. and the democrats s
was sworn in this morning, a deeply divided senate voted 58-41 in favor of president obama's pick to lead the pentagon. it comes days before billions of budget cuts are set to hit the military. he spent weeks battling members of his own party. in the end only four republicans ended up voting for hagel. >>> for the first time the obama administration is said to be providing direct aid to rebels in syria. the civil war killed nearly 70,000 people. clarissa ward what kind of aid are we talking about? >> the administration is looking at providing rebels fighting on the ground inside syria with non-lethal support. that might mean military training for the rebels t might mean training to help the rebels prepare to deal with some kind of a possible chemical attack. it might mean providing them with body armor or armored cars. margaret brennan was able to ask secretary of state john kerry about the possible shift at a press conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to kno
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